Racing refraction: Who reached the North Pole first?
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 22 hours ago
Peary or Cook? The bending of sunlight has helped to reveal who bent the truth in a century-old debate about which explorer was the first to the North Pole (full text available to subscribers)
Facts About Mercury (Hg)
references, 22 hours ago
Properties, sources and uses of the element mercury.
Ear Infections: Symptoms and Treatment
health, 22 hours ago
There are three types of infections that can affect the inner of outer ear. Ear infections are most common in children.
Best Fitness Tracker Bands
health, 22 hours ago
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience''s in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
culture, 22 hours ago
A million mummies in one cemetery and the chemistry of Christmas cookies, just a few of the cool stories we''ve found in Science this week.
Seals May Have ''Natural GPS''
animals, 22 hours ago
Are seals using the Earth''s magnetism to orient themselves under the ice?
Adorable Animal Holiday Stories That Will Make You Jolly
animals, 22 hours ago
''Tis the season to be jolly, and what could be more jolly than amusing animal stories? Here are some of our favorite holiday critters.
Starting Families ''Late'' was Common a Century Ago
culture, 22 hours ago
The shift towards late motherhood - commonly defined as motherhood after 35 - is often presented as a story of progress and technological liberation from the biological clock.
Star Facts: The Basics of Star Names and Stellar Evolution
references, 22 hours ago
Learn how stars form, how stars and constellations are named, what happens when stars like our sun evolve, and ultimately, die.
Mars Curiosity: Facts and Information
references, 22 hours ago
The two-year mission of the one-ton rover is to find out if Mars is, or was, capable of supporting life.
US seeks China''s help after cyberattack
PhysOrg, 22 hours ago
The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea.
Russia makes Facebook block page of Putin''s top critic
PhysOrg, 22 hours ago
Russian authorities convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician, drawing ire from Internet users Sunday.
China''s Xiaomi raises more than $1 bn in funding
PhysOrg, 22 hours ago
China''s top smartphone seller Xiaomi Corp. is raising more than $1 billion in a fresh round of funding, a move which would raise its valuation above $45 billion, a report said Sunday.
Belarus blocks online sites, closes stores to stem currency panic
PhysOrg, 22 hours ago
Belarus blocked online stores and news websites Sunday, in an apparent attempt to stop a run on banks and shops as people rushed to secure their savings.
US dismisses N. Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China''s help
PhysOrg, 22 hours ago
The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang.
Strong quake hits east Indonesia; no tsunami threat
PhysOrg, 22 hours ago
A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Sunday evening, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami.
Britain''s UKIP issues online rules after gaffes
PhysOrg, 22 hours ago
UK Independence Party (UKIP), the British anti-European Union party, has ordered a crackdown on the use of social media by supporters and members following a series of controversies.
Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground
PhysOrg, 22 hours ago
As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn''t want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for his land, Ruiz insists, "I''m not going to run."
First direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter competes with high-temperature superconductivity
PhysOrg, 22 hours ago
(Phys.org)-Scientists have found the first direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter known as the "pseudogap" competes with high-temperature superconductivity, robbing it of electrons that otherwise might pair up to carry current through a material with 100 percent efficiency.
Video gives astronaut''s-eye view inside NASA''s Orion spacecraft
PhysOrg, 22 hours ago
New video recorded during the return of NASA''s Orion through Earth''s atmosphere this month provides a taste of the intense conditions the spacecraft and the astronauts it carries will endure when they return from deep space destinations on the journey to Mars.